from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to, providing, or constituting evidence; evidentiary.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the nature of evidence; affording evidence; proving; indicative. Also evidentiary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Relating to, or affording, evidence; indicative; especially, relating to the evidences of Christianity.

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  • adjective Of or providing evidence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective serving as or based on evidence


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  • The threat from the more serious level of cheating for corrupt betting purposes is difficult to assess in evidential terms.

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  • Quote; “The case passed what is termed the evidential test; in that it was felt there was sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction.”

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  • The propositions whose (unconditional) probability changes as a result of the evidential experience are called evidential propositions.

    Formal Representations of Belief

  • The second component of the evidentialist definition of justification is the idea of evidential support.

    Naturalized Epistemology

  • The National Review has done an excellent report which lays bare the kind of evidential standards which would land you in Gitmo, Baghram, or Abu Grahib.

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  • Based on multiple converging lines of evidence which is probably the most reliable kind of evidential proof ofall.

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  • The _Antiquities_ contain two references to John the Baptist and an account of the execution of James, the brother of Jesus; but the most celebrated of the "evidential" passages occurs in book xviii of the _Antiquities_, where in our text, following on the account of Pilate's persecution, occurs this paragraph:


  • Finally, there is what I shall term the evidential aspects of NDEs ” those aspects of what is reported that can in principle be verified objectively, in such a way as to show that something has occurred that is not explainable through normally recognized natural processes.


  • Well perhaps James Welch will now have time to deal with the thousands of innocent entitled people labelled as 'high risk' frauds on statistical grounds by the Audit Commission, in what appears to me to be a flagrant breach of the statutory code of data matching it agreed with the Information Commissioner which requires 'evidential' grounds.

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  • Relatedly, writers on explanation have not always paid adequate attention to how explanation itself is connected to or interacts with (or is distinct from) other goals of inquiry ” for example, what the connection is between explanatory goodness and other frequently proposed goals for inqury such as evidential support, prediction, control of nature, simplicity, and so on.

    Scientific Explanation


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